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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 01-12-2012, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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.22 Recommendations?

After growing up and moving out and away from home I've been missing having my Dad's Marlin .22 that I could use when I wanted for squirrel hunting. Currently most of what I hunt has varied habitat so I take my 20 O/U, but a few places are mostly squirrel and deer. When I hunt those early season I would really like to have a .22 and am now slowly researching what I'd like to get used.

Any suggestions as to a reliable .22 bolt or lever action, that I might be able to get for reasonable price used? (Not looking for a safe queen here) I figure this sort of hunting will keep me busy until small game starts again next Fall.

Thanks for your input guys.
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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 01-12-2012, 04:45 PM
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Re: .22 Recommendations?

depends on your budget. i have two that i can highly recommend.

rem 582 - older, tube fed guns made from late 60's to early 80's. decent ones go for around $250. mine is extremely accurate and very light.

ruger 77/22 - been made for about 30 years. clip fed, very accurate and good looking. you can find used ones for around $450.

the current crop of marlins and savages are more utilitarian. good shooters but not really good lookers. with perhaps the exception of the savage classic. CZ makes a nice one too for about the same as a used 77/22.

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Re: .22 Recommendations?

The Ruger 77/22 is a great choice. Love mine.

For a really fun gun to shoot look at the Henry lever actions. Bought my son one a couple of years ago. The whole family loves it. Any questions shoot Henry an email & you'll get a personal reply from the president himself.
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Re: .22 Recommendations?

If you would consider a single shot, H&R makes a vsry accurate rifle.
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Can't go wrong with the looks or the accuracy of a lever gun in 22. jmls is right about the Henry's. Henry makes a nice one with a brass receiver and also just a plain jane blued receiver. Just as accurate...just not as pretty.
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Browning Lever is a good 22..........

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Re: .22 Recommendations?

i like buying guns from gunsamerica
here is a listing for a marlin 925m (22mag) i have this gun and its a tack driver. Good luck!
http://www.gunsamerica.com/945162040/Gun...M_22mg_22in.htm

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i have a marlin model 780 bolt w/7 shot clip from the late 60's that is a darn good .22.......bob

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i have a savage mark II 22 lr 10 round magazine fed absolute tack driver and can be had new for around $250 not really sure what they're going for used my guess around $150

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Don't forget the Browning T-bolt! Just bought one, waiting to put glass on it.

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